E Street Alley – Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

E Street Alley – Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Untitled-1919,000 square feet, capacity 1,400

Sculpted out of the historic basement space of the Lawyers Block Building at Fourth and E, this 19,000 sq. ft. underground masterpiece, rich in architectural details and thematic opportunities, featured full dining/catering capabilities with an impressive open performance kitchen and sushi bar, ultra-plush Blue Room Lounge with dance floor, and the heart-pounding rhythms and light display of the massive Club E.  From elegant sit-down dinners for 30 to extravagant multi-room events for 1,400, E Street Alley was the first of its kind in downtown San Diego entertaining and enchanting locals, visitors and event coordinators alike.  E Street Alley offered the ultimate Gaslamp Quarter experience. Its longevity as one of San Diego’s top venues speaks not only to the experience and creativity of its staff, but to its unique display of local color and world-class nightlife.

This space sat vacant in the Gaslamp Quarter for 60 years and served at one point as the pressroom for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Michael Viscuso had a vision to bring an east coast Boston-type concept to the site. The private “alley” entrance was the inspiration. Executive Chef Tony Baran, formerly of the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, created an east-meets-west Asian/Southwest fusion menu that paired perfectly with the artistry of E Street Alley’s large sushi bar, the spices of the southwest, and the excitement and undeniable energy of this mega dining/club/entertainment concept.

 

“E Street Alley’s Chino… the sizzling hot restaurant serving a fusion of Pan-Asian and Southwestern-style cooking. You’ll enjoy hanging out in the 150-year-old building with jazz-infused atmosphere and an ultra-hip 18-foot sushi bar.”
– San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

 

“Its setting is beautiful and every plate of food is artfully arranged.”
– San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles